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Report: Nets looking at two Spurs assistants for coaching job

When the Brooklyn Nets brought in former San Antonio Spurs front office executive Sean Marks to be their new general manager earlier this year, it was a rare solid move for the fledgling franchise. After all, attempting to use the same front office philosophy that has worked wonders for San Antonio makes a ton of sense. It also brought to light the possibility that Brooklyn might...
Via Sportsnaut
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN: Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka and Jeff Van Gundy in Brooklyn Nets coaching mix

Marc Stein and Mike Mazzeo of ESPN report that in addition to two previously mentioned candidates --Ettore Messine and Jeff Van Gundy, Sean Marks is considering another Spurs assistant, Ime Udoka, for the Nets coaching opening. NBA coaching sources say new Nets GM Sean Marks, meanwhile, has interest in former Spurs coaching colleagues Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka. — Marc Stein...
Via Nets Daily
April 13, 2016

Nets Interested In Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka, Jeff Van Gundy

The Brooklyn Nets have interest in Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka and Jeff Van Gundy for their head coaching position. Sean Marks worked with Messina and Udoka when he was in the San Antonio Spurs' organization. Van Gundy has been in broadcasting since he was fired by the Houston Rockets in 2007.
Via RealGM
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

How a Spurs assistant went all-out for LaMarcus Aldridge

By Steve DelVecchio Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff, Aldridge may have made a different decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ime Udoka was unsung hero in Spurs' pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge

If it weren't for San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka, there's a very good chance LaMarcus Aldridge would be starting at power forward for the Phoenix Suns next season. Udoka, who was Aldridge's teammate back in 2006, convinced the four-time All-Star that he could fit into San Antonio's selfless system; that the Spurs are a winning environment that would only get better...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Find out why a Spurs coach's fiancé enjoys when they lose

Basketball coaches have a tough life. The hours are brutal and the stress of winning and losing can be overwhelming. There's lots of travel, too, and very little downtime.   TMZ Sports recently caught up with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka and his actress fiancé Nia Long to briefly talk about whether she secretly roots for him to lose in the playoffs. Long isn't...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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